Every liquor licence in NSW is subject to licence conditions. Some conditions are imposed automatically by the NSW liquor laws and others can be imposed by the Secretary of the Department of Customer Service or the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board (ILGA).
Conditions may be added to your licence either when it is granted or after a serious complaint or incident involving your venue.
The following documents set out conditions which apply to liquor licences automatically:
Note these statutory conditions have been updated to reflect changes made in the Liquor Regulation 2018.
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and/or its delegates may impose standard conditions on liquor licences. Applicants can use the Standard conditions form (PDF 689.6 KB) to discuss the conditions with NSW Police prior to lodging their liquor licence application.
All venues in the Kings Cross precinct or Sydney CBD Entertainment precinct have special licence conditions to help reduce alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in those areas.
You can check what conditions apply to a particular liquor licence on the Service NSW website.
All staff working in a venue need to understand the venue’s liquor licence, authorisations and conditions. It is the licensee’s responsibility to ensure the licence, authorisations and conditions are available on site at all times.
Extended trading hours may be approved for hotels and eligible registered clubs to coincide with significant special events, such as major sporting events.
Conditions apply on extended trading for special events.
Extended trading hours won’t allow you to:
Hotels and clubs that are already approved to trade during the above extended hours are not affected by these special arrangements.
Takeaway and delivery liquor trading hours for Easter and Anzac Day are below.
A Statement of Regulatory Intent allows these changes.
Good Friday10 April 2020
EasterSaturday 11 April 2020
Easter Sunday12 April 2020
Easter Monday 13 April 2020
Anzac DaySaturday 25 April 2020
Noon – 10pm(depending on your usual trading hour authorisation on a normal trading day)
Liquor sales only allowed with sale of a meal
Normal trading hours
Noon – 10pm (depending on your usual trading hour authorisation on a normal trading day)
Restaurants and cafes
Producer / wholesalers
Normal trading hours
Packaged liquor retailers / delivery
Closed, unless you have an existing exemption
Closed until 1pm, unless you have an existing exemption
Important for all licensees to note: Licensees need to abide by all of their usual trading hour conditions and authorisations, including:
If you have more than one liquor licence, ensure any takeaway and delivery alcohol sales comply with the relevant licence’s conditions and requirements.
Contact your local council office, Liquor & Gaming NSW or Fair Trading NSW if you have questions about these conditions.